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    Learn to drive in Bedford

    If you are based in or around the Bedford area and wanting to learn to drive, you’ve come to the right place! The Bill Plant Driving School’s network of DVSA-registered instructors are experts at helping you through each stage of your driving test journey, whether you’re just starting out or need a few more lessons to get you test-ready. 

    Learning to drive in Bedford needn’t be a daunting task, even for complete beginners or anyone who’s not as confident out on the roads. Whatever your experience level, we’ll make sure you have the driving skills needed to take on everything from A-roads and box junctions to parallel parking manoeuvres and hill starts.

    Wherever you learn to drive, the important thing is to book your lessons with a qualified, highly-competent driving instructor who can deliver tuition that stands you in good stead to pass with flying colours when the test day comes.

    Why choose a Bill Plant Driving School instructor in Bedford?

    Bedford has a number of different driving schools and private instructors, but not all of them are worth your while. Some won’t be able to offer flexible lesson times or have DVSA-registered tuition. Choosing to book your driving lessons with Bill Plant Driving School will guarantee high-quality lessons from professional instructors in your local area, giving you the best possible chance of passing on your first attempt.

    We’re an award-winning driving school

    The Bill Plant Driving School has been presented with the National Driving School of the Year award for two consecutive years, holding the top spot in both 2019 and 2020. This award recognises our high pass rates and excellent feedback from students, showing that the quality of our driving tuition is celebrated nationally.

    Our students give us excellent ratings

    Don’t just take our word for it, though, rest on the knowledge that our students (past and present) give us excellent ratings for the quality of the lessons they receive year on year. Bill Plant Driving School scores 4.7 on TrustPilot based on thousands of reviews, and our fantastic pass rates serve as proof of why this school should be your first choice.

    Learn in modern, comfortable cars

    The vehicles used by Bill Plant Driving School are modern, comfortable Volkswagen cars. Our instructors make sure that they are maintained, cleaned and kept to the highest standards at all times. We replace our fleet with new models every few years to create the best possible learning environment and ensure stress-free, relevant driving lessons for our clients.

    Choose lesson times that suit you

    Whether you have a busy working schedule or existing commitments to friends and family, we have driving lesson slots at times to suit you. Our instructors are all in control of their own diaries, meaning they’re able to accommodate individual client requirements. Using our easy online form, you’ll be able to book lessons with a local instructor at the same time each week or at different times depending on your needs. 

    Enjoy discounts

    Buying driving lessons in bulk allows you to enjoy discounted prices, making learning to drive more affordable than ever. Purchasing lessons in blocks also ensures that you can keep learning consistently and get your sessions booked well in advance.

    Free theory lessons

    Here at Bill Plant Driving School, we aim to offer as much help and training as possible to make sure that they become the most competent drivers on the roads. As one of our students, you’ll be able to access free theory training and practice tests online including Hazard Perception exercises and The Highway Code. 

    We encourage all of our students to take advantage of these free resources to help them to pass their theory tests, become more confident learner drivers and drive more safely after getting their licences. We also advise students to ask questions during their practical lessons, as this one-on-one time with expert drivers is a fantastic opportunity to increase knowledge.

    Areas we cover in Bedford

    Driving Test Centres in Bedford

    Bedford is home to one driving test centre, located in the North West of the town. This opened in May 2021, following the closure of Cardington driving test centre.

    Bedford Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate42.2%
    AddressBedford Driving Test Centre, Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, MK41 7NY
    Disabled AccessYes

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    Driving Lessons in Bedford FAQs

    Is driving in Bedford difficult?

    Driving in Bedford is no more difficult than in other regions of the UK, with a good range of different road types running through and around the area. For your first few driving lessons or whilst you are still building up your confidence, our instructors will take you on quieter roads with less traffic. As your skills develop, they will begin to take you on busier A-roads where you’ll encounter things like roundabouts, dual carriageways and more complex types of junctions.

    When learning to drive in Bedford, there will be plenty of opportunities to practise those all-important manoeuvres. To get used to navigating roundabouts, you can get out on Cardington Road roundabout, as well as getting to grips with the A4280 road running through the town.

    What types of driving lessons are there in Bedford?

    Bill Plant Driving School offers a range of courses and lessons to suit learners of types. Our instructors provide:

    • Intensive driving courses for anyone looking to pass their test as quickly as possible.
    • Pass Plus courses for learners wanting additional training for driving in bad weather, on rural roads, and at night.
    • Automatic driving lessons for people who don’t want to learn how to drive a manual car.
    • Refresher driving lessons for anyone who wants to top up their driving skills after not having driven for a period of time.
    • Motorway driving lessons for anyone who has recently passed their test but wants to build up their confidence when driving on the UK’s motorways.

    Driving in Bedford tips

    As a mid-size town, learning to drive in Bedford is not any easier or more difficult than most other places in the UK. But learning to drive with a local instructor is a great way to learn about the nuances of particular roads and roundabouts, along with the specific driving test routes you might cover.

    Driving in Bedford requires great hazard perception skills, as with anywhere. You can expect to see lots of cyclists when you’re out and about on the roads of Bedford – particularly when driving down the embankment alongside the Great River Ouse.

    When you learn to drive in Bedford, you are likely to practise on the following roads:

    A6: This major road connects Bedford to nearby towns and cities, so is a great one to get some practice on. You’ll be likely to get onto this road in driving lessons once you’re comfortable with driving around the town centre.

    A4280: Another of Bedford’s main roads, the A4280 runs through the town centre – so learning to drive in Bedford will invariably come with a trip along this one. While there’s nothing particularly tricky about this road, it’s still worth packing in the practice!

    Roundabouts: Bedford is home to plenty of roundabouts, of all sizes. While most mini-roundabouts are nice and simple to navigate, your driving instructor will give you specific advice on some of the major roundabouts around town. The roads surrounding the test centre in Bedford Heights are home to plenty of roundabouts – so mastering these will give you all the confidence at the beginning of your driving test.